School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr David Tsiklauri

David

Senior Lecturer in Astronomy and Mathematics

Email: d.tsiklauri@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 5898
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 517
Website: http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/~tsiklauri

Research

Research Interests:

Current Research Interests:
Computational/solar/space plasma physics
:
Large-scale, parallel HPC (Particle-in-Cell, Vlasov and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)).
(1) Novel particle accelerator concepts, plasma wake field acceleration;
(2) Enhanced Dissipation of MHD waves in inhomogeneous plasmas;
(3) Collisionless magnetic reconnection;
(4) Particle acceleration by dispersive Alfven waves;
(5) Electron acceleration by Langmuir waves;
(6) Radio emission mechanisms from accelerated electrons;
(7) Radio data analysis of Type III solar radio bursts from the Chilbolton LOFAR Station;
Geophysics:
Stimulation of fluid flow in multi-phase porous media by acoustic waves in the context of:
(i) enhanced oil recovery and (ii) groundwater aquifer remediation.
Past Research Interests:
Astrophysics: Astrophysical signatures of the dark objects at centers of galaxies and the Sgr A*, nonbaryonic dark matter, heavy neutrinos, astro-particle physics.

Publications

  • Boocock CM, Tsiklauri D (2019). A potential magnetic field calculator for solar physics applications using staggered grids. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2018). New Regime of Plasma Wake-Field Acceleration in the Extreme Blowout Regime. nameOfConference
  • Mghebrishvili I, Zaqarashvili TV, Kukhianidze V et al. (2018). Association between Tornadoes and Instability of Hosting Prominences. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2018). Differences in 1D electron plasma wake field acceleration in MeV versus GeV and linear versus blowout regimes. nameOfConference
  • von der Pahlen JG, Tsiklauri D (2014). Octupolar out-of-plane magnetic field structure generation during collisionless magnetic reconnection in a stressed X-point collapse. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2014). Three dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulation of linearly polarised Alfven wave dynamics in Arnold-Beltrami-Childress magnetic field. nameOfConference
  • Skender M, Tsiklauri D (2014). Whistler wave generation by non-gyrotropic, relativistic, electron beams. nameOfConference
  • von der Pahlen JG, Tsiklauri D (2014). The effect of guide-field and boundary conditions on collisionless magnetic reconnection in a stressed X-point collapse. nameOfConference
  • Pechhacker R, Tsiklauri D (2014). Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation of electron acceleration by Langmuir waves in an inhomogeneous plasma. nameOfConference
  • Schmitz H, Tsiklauri D (2013). The effect of initial conditions on the electromagnetic radiation generation in type III solar radio bursts. nameOfConference
  • Pechhacker R, Tsiklauri D (2012). Electron cyclotron maser emission mode coupling to the z-mode on a longitudinal density gradient in the context of solar type III bursts. nameOfConference
  • Pechhacker R, Tsiklauri D (2012). The effect of electron beam pitch angle and density gradient on solar type III radio bursts. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2012). Three dimensional particle-in-cell simulation of particle acceleration by circularly polarised inertial Alfven waves in a transversely inhomogeneous plasma. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2011). Particle acceleration by circularly and elliptically polarised dispersive Alfven waves in a transversely inhomogeneous plasma in the inertial and kinetic regimes. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2011). Galaxy rotation curves: the effect of (j)over-right-arrow x (B)over-right-arrow force.. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2011). An alternative to the plasma emission model: Particle-in-cell, self-consistent electromagnetic wave emission simulations of solar type III radio bursts. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Pechhacker R (2011). Heating of solar chromosphere by electromagnetic wave absorption in a plasma slab model. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2010). Vlasov - Maxwell, Self-consistent Electromagnetic Wave Emission Simulations in the Solar Corona. nameOfConference
  • Aschwanden MJ, Tsiklauri D (2009). THE HYDRODYNAMIC EVOLUTION OF IMPULSIVELY HEATED CORONAL LOOPS: EXPLICIT ANALYTICAL APPROXIMATIONS. nameOfConference
  • Umnova O, Tsiklauri D, Venegas R (2009). Effect of boundary slip on the acoustical properties of microfibrous materials.. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2009). Missing pieces of the solar jigsaw puzzle. nameOfConference
  • Bian NH, Tsiklauri D (2009). Compressible Hall magnetohydrodynamics in a strong magnetic field. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2008). A new fast reconnection model in a collisionless regime. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Haruki T (2008). Physics of collisionless phase mixing. nameOfConference
  • Bian N, Tsiklauri D (2008). Mixing of shear Alfven wave packets. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Haruki T (2008). Physics of collisionless reconnection in a stressed X-point collapse. nameOfConference
  • Smith PD, Tsiklauri D, Ruderman MS (2008). Phase Mixing of Alfven Waves in Divergent Magnetic Fields. nameOfConference
  • Smith PD, Tsiklauri D, Ruderman MS (2007). Enhanced phase mixing of Alfven waves propagating in stratified and divergent coronal structures. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Haruki T (2007). Magnetic reconnection during collisionless, stressed, X-point collapse using particle-in-cell simulation. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2007). A minimal model of parallel electric field generation in a transversely inhomogeneous plasma. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2007). A minimal model of parallel electric field generation in a transversely inhomogeneous plasma. nameOfConference
  • Aschwanden MJ, Winebarger A, Tsiklauri D et al. (2007). The coronal heating paradox. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2006). A mechanism for parallel electric field generation in the MHD limit: possible implications for the coronal heating problem in the two stage mechanism. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2006). MHD versus kinetic effects in the solar coronal heating: a two stage mechanism. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2006). A fresh look at the heating mechanisms of the solar corona. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Beresnev I (2006). Non-Newtonian effects in the peristaltic flow of a Maxwell fluid (vol 64, art no 036303, 2001). nameOfConference
  • Sakai JI, Yamamura W, Saito S et al. (2005). Particle simulation of plasma heating by a large-amplitude shear Alfven wave through its transverse modulation in collisionless plasmas. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2005). The Sun as a MHD generator: application of a new heating mechanism for the coronal loops and closed magnetic structures. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Sakai JI, Saito S (2005). Particle-In-Cell simulations of circularly polarised Alfven wave phase mixing: A new mechanism for electron acceleration in collisionless plasmas. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Sakai JI, Saito S (2005). Phase mixing of shear Alfven waves as a new mechanism for electron acceleration in collisionless, kinetic plasmas. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM, Arber TD et al. (2004). The Nature and Excitation Mechanisms of Acoustic Oscillations in Solar and Stellar Coronal Loops. SOHO 15 Workshop - Coronal Heating
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM, Arber TD et al. (2004). Flare-generated acoustic oscillations in solar and stellar coronal loops. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Aschwanden MJ, Nakariakov VM et al. (2004). Radiative hydrodynamic modeling of the Bastille-Day flare (14 July, 2000). nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Aschwanden MJ, Nakariakov VM et al. (2004). Radiative hydrodynamic modeling of the Bastille-Day flare (14 July, 2000) - I. Numerical simulations. nameOfConference
  • Nakariakov VM, Tsiklauri D, Kelly A et al. (2004). Acoustic oscillations in solar and stellar flaring loops. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Beresnev I (2003). Properties of elastic waves in a non-Newtonian (Maxwell) fluid-saturated porous medium. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM, Rowlands G (2003). Phase mixing of a three dimensional magnetohydrodynamic pulse. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM (2003). A three dimensional magnetohydrodynamic pulse in a transversely inhomogeneous medium. nameOfConference
  • Cooper FC, Nakariakov VM, Tsiklauri D (2003). Line-of-sight effects on observability of kink and sausage modes in coronal structures with imaging telescopes. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM, Arber TD (2002). A strongly nonlinear Alfvenic pulse in a transversely inhomogeneous medium. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM (2002). A three dimensional magnetohydrodynamic pulse in a transversely inhomogeneous medium. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2002). Phenomenological model of propagation of the elastic waves in a fluid-saturated porous solid with nonzero boundary slip velocity.. nameOfConference
  • Cooper FC, Nakariakov VM, Tsiklauri D (2002). Line-of-sight effects on observability of kink modes in coronal structures with imaging telescopes. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM, Arber TD (2002). Nonlinear MHD waves in the solar wind plasma structures. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM (2002). Phase mixing of a three dimensional magnetohydrodynamic pulse. nameOfConference
  • Nakariakov VM, King DB, Tsiklauri D (2002). Slow magnetoacoustic waves in coronal loops. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Arber TD, Nakariakov VM (2001). A weakly nonlinear Alfvenic pulse in a transversely inhomogeneous medium. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Nakariakov VM (2001). Wide-spectrum slow magnetoacoustic waves in coronal loops. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2001). Component thermalization time-scale estimate for the advection dominated accretion flow around Sgr A. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Beresnev I (2001). Non-Newtonian effects in the peristaltic flow of a Maxwell fluid.. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2001). Probing the two temperature paradigm for advection dominated accretion flow: test for the component thermalization time-scale passed. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Beresnev I (2001). Enhancement in the dynamic response of a viscoelastic fluid flowing through a longitudinally vibrating tube.. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2000). On the gravitational stability of baryonic gas clouds in the background of dark matter. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (2000). Kinetic model of three-component, weakly ionized, collisional plasma with a beam of neutral particles. nameOfConference
  • Munyaneza F, Tsiklauri D, Viollier RD (1999). Dynamics of the star S0-1 and the nature of the compact dark object at the Galactic center. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Viollier RD (1999). Heavy neutrino ball as a possible solution to the "blackness problem" of the Galactic center. nameOfConference
  • Munyaneza F, Tsiklauri D, Viollier RD (1998). Sagittarius A*: A supermassive black hole or a spatially extended object?. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (1998). Jeans instability of interstellar gas clouds in the background of weakly interacting massive particles. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Viollier RD (1998). On the formation of dark matter balls composed of degenerate, self-gravitating neutrinos. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Viollier RD (1998). Dark matter concentration in the Galactic center. nameOfConference
  • Bilic N, Tsiklauri D, Viollier RD (1998). Gravitational phase transition of heavy neutrino matter. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (1997). Two-component radiation model of the sonoluminescing bubble. nameOfConference
  • Chagelishvili GD, Rogava AD, Tsiklauri D (1997). Compressible hydromagnetic shear flows with anisotropic thermal pressure: Nonmodal study of waves and instabilities. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (1996). On the conical refraction of hydromagnetic waves in plasma with anisotropic thermal pressure: General consideration. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D, Viollier RD (1996). On possible signatures of heavy neutrino balls in active galactic nuclei. nameOfConference
  • Chagelishvili GD, Rogava AD, Tsiklauri DG (1996). Effect of coupling and linear transformation of waves in shear flows.. nameOfConference
  • Tsiklauri D (1996). On the conical refraction of hydromagnetic waves in plasma with anisotropic thermal pressure. nameOfConference

PhD Supervision

Available PhD Projects

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http://earthsky.org/space/first-notable-solar-flare-of-2015

First notable solar flare of 2015

Topics that may form the basis of PhD projects in Solar plasma physics group are broadly related to: (i) The magnetic energy release in solar atmosphere (The Solar coronal heating problem) and (ii) Particle acceleration (e.g. in Solar flares, Earth magnetosphere Auroral zone, Tokamaks and Particle Accelerators as SLAC). The research work mainly involves large-scale numerical simulations (Particle-in-Cell, Vlasov and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)). Research areas available for PhD study include:
(1) Novel particle accelerator concepts, plasma wake field acceleration;
(2) Enhanced Dissipation of MHD waves in inhomogeneous plasmas;
(3) Collisionless magnetic reconnection;
(4) Particle acceleration by dispersive Alfven waves;
(5) Electron acceleration by Langmuir waves;
(6) Radio emission mechanisms from accelerated electrons;
(7) Radio data analysis of Type III solar radio bursts from the Chilbolton LOFAR Station;

Recent and Current PhD projects include "Numerical and theoretical modelling of radio emission from solar flare electrons (Roman Pechhacker, started in 2010, graduated with PhD in December 2013)" and "Collisionless magnetic reconnection in X-point collapse (Jan Graf von der Pahlen, started in 2012)"

Possible future PhD projects include: any projects (1)--(7) above. This list is not exhaustive.
PhD applicants are welcome to explore my webpage
http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/~tsiklauri,
read recent papers
http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/~tsiklauri/sp.html and
then contact me for further details about these or other possible PhD projects.
See http://astro.qmul.ac.uk/phd/how-apply for how to apply for a PhD in Astronomy at Queen Mary.

Requirements: to be enthusiastic about the research!

This is not an exhaustive list and I would be happy to discuss other project possibilities.